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Global Frequency Paperback – February 5, 2013
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It may sound sarcastic to say that a book about bioelectric transhuman killing machines, atomic threats, and an airborne disease that causes you to cry blood is a “fun read,” but that’s exactly what renowned author Ellis has created. Told in 12 stand-alone parts, this graphic novel weaves the story of the Global Frequency organization, a covert-ops smart Mob that specializes in cleaning up government experiments gone awry. Each time a disaster strikes, central command is on the phone with the nearest operative assuring them they are “on the Global Frequency,” and the world needs its high-tech cleanup crew. While the art in the book lends itself to many pencilers (Ha, Lee Bermejo, Chris Sprouse, etc.), the true allure is writer Ellis (Transmetropolitan, Planetary, Hellblazer). His dark, contemplative, and demented plot devices fit right in with the likes of contemporaries Alan Moore and John Layman and will keep you banging on the flashlight for one more twisted adventure well past dark. --Ben Spanner
“Explosive storytelling and provocative politics.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Warren Ellis has put passion and commitment back into adult graphic SF.”—Michael Moorcock
“Warren Ellis can be fierce about a multitude of things, yet one suspects he is fiercest when it comes to his demands upon himself.”—Alan Moore
“Grade: A-. Part Buckaroo Banzai, part X-Files, Global Frequency starts in the middle of a mind-bending nuclear crisis and hauls ass straight through to the close”—Entertainment Weekly
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I'm a Warren Ellis fan (Transmetropolitan, Planetary, the Authority). This isn't as good as the three titles I just mentioned, but it's a solid story. The writing is concise (sometimes sparse). This is a collection of 12 issues, each one of them is a self-contained story with different characters (the only two regular characters are Miranda Zero, the head of the Global Frequency, and Aleph, the Oracle-like person at the communications hub of the Frequency). Each issue has a different artist, which is something that normally irritates me but works here because the plot, tone, placing and characters are unique each time.
As the other reviews have said, this is a collection of 12 stories featuring the international fix-it agency Global Frequency. Each story has its own penciller-inker team, and they're all one-shot disconnected stories. If he felt like it, Ellis could revive the series where he left off and keep writing more, similar stories, or he could develop story arcs. This series is somewhat like Ellis' Planetary, but with 1001 agents instead of three, and with a more blatantly political bent.
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But dear.... lord.... it's the most formulaic read I have ever endured.Read more
It is, sadly a short miniseries, but self contained, with great characters,...Read more